On Thursday, the 19-year-old white woman who lied about getting abducted and raped by three Black men in order to mask her impending break-up with her fiancée pleaded guilty to four felony counts. Despite being charged with tampering with physical evidence and government documents for making up the assault, Breana Harmon will face no jail time and people are furious.
In March 2017, Harmon cut herself, disrobed, and stumbled into a church in Denison, Texas to report the phony rape. At the time, Harmon said three black men in ski masks had abducted her, forced her into an SUV and two of them had raped her while the other held her down in a field near the church.
During court last week, Harmon entered a guilty plea deal for either probation or deferred adjudication, reported the Star-Telegram.
“We’ve had major crime before, but nothing like this,” Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said in a press conference after Harmon’s plea.
According to the Sherman Herald Democrat, Harmon admitted to investigators that she cut herself when she was depressed about her failing relationship with her then-fiancée. She said she made up the story because she didn’t want her family to be upset over the breakup.
“We believe the crime scenes — from the initial ‘kidnapping’ scene at the apartment complex to the point of [Harmon’s] condition when she walked into the church — were staged,” Burch said in during the investigation.
Harmon will be sentenced on March 20 and could have her case dismissed in the future if she is sentenced a deferred adjudication arrangement, which is basically probation that wipes your record when completed.
(Photo: Grayson County Jail)